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    2022 Weed-Free Inspections

    Watch for our Operators Information Meet and Greet Coming Spring of 2022–Become informed and certify early! Alaska’s Certified Weed-Free Gravel Program is a voluntary inspection program administered by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources/Plant Materials Center and carried out on the Kenai Peninsula by the Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District.  The purpose of the program is to increase the availability of weed-free products to land managers working in sensitive areas to prevent the spread of invasive weeds and protect fish and wildlife habitat. The demand for certified weed-free gravel is growing.  The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge began requiring certified weed-free gravel for all construction projects within Refuge boundaries in…

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    We’re on Facebook!

    With there being SO much interest in local food and agriculture and SO many events going on….we are using Facebook to keep up!  Please “Like” our new Facebook page!

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    2021 Market Contacts

    Dates, hours and who to call for information… Alaska Food Hub (formerly Kenai Peninsula Food Hub) Wednesdays, May – October Drop off/pick up locations in Anchorage, Homer, Seldovia, Soldotna Robbi Mixon, 907-235-4068 x 23 http://www.alaskafoodhub.org/ Farmers Fresh Market (at the Food Bank) Tuesday, 3 – 6 pm, June 5 – Sept. 11 K-Beach Rd./Community College Dr. Paul Sutherland, 262-3111 Homer Farmers Market Wednesday, 2 – 5 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm May 26 – Sept . 29 Ocean Drive, across from The Washboard Robbi Mixon, 299-7540  www.homerfarmersmarket.org Ninilchik Farmers Market  (NEW in 2018) Monday, 1 – 5 pm June 11 & 18, July 2-20 Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds Tiffany…

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    2021 Local Food Directory

    Calling all farmers, fishers, local food business and local food supporters!  Registration is open for the 2021 Kenai Peninsula Local Food Directory, the go-to resource for visitors, newcomers and long-time residents seeking local food of all kinds.  Sign up by March 1 to list your business or organization!   You’ll find registration and payment info here.

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    In the News: Local Agriculture

    Growing the Economy: Agriculture Flourishing on the Kenai Peninsula By Jenny Neyman Dec. 23, 2015 — Redoubt Reporter When people think about the economy of the Kenai Peninsula, it’s usually oil and gas, fishing, and maybe education, health care or government. But there’s a growing trend to add another sector to that list — farming. “These are not hobby farmers, these are hard-working folks. They are investing in infrastructure, they are buying equipment, they’re building storage, they’re building refrigeration for peonies, they’re putting up more high tunnels planting more. These folks are thinking ahead, and I think the rest of us should, as well,” said Heidi Chay, manager of the Kenai…

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    Help ID Soil Research Priorities

    Kenai Peninsula farmers and gardeners are invited to participate in a quick-and-easy survey to help establish priorities for soil-based research right here on the Kenai Peninsula. An initial list of projects was developed in November by representatives of Kenai and Homer Soil and Water Conservation Districts, NRCS and UAF Cooperative Extension. Now it is your turn to weigh in!  Here’s a link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V2RCMCL  It will take about 3-5 minutes to complete. Please respond by Dec. 15 if possible. For more information, contact Heidi Chay at Kenai Soil and Water, 283-8732 x 5.

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    Local Media: Rhodiola on the Rise

    Farm diversification with Rhodiola, a medicinal plant with an international market, was one of the many topics covered at the 5th Annual Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum last Saturday.  Here’s a follow-up article from the Peninsula Clarion: http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-20/rhodiola-on-the-rise

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